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I knew Bo Thye in 1976 when he first visited Indonesia to be the Nav's Unpad Leader. He took over the UNPAD Nav's leadership from Hendrik Nadaweo who was my spiriritual father. I was under his discipleship for years and serve the Lord to the students of UNPAD. His love showed me that Bo is a Heavenly Man sent from heaven to me and us. Now he's with Jesus in Heaven and we will meet him some day and have a Big Reunion. We love you Bo and Joy. The Lord keep blessing all of you until the coming of our Lord Jesus. Love you: Daniel, Dewi, Christopher and Krishnawida.
I know that Bo is with our Lord now, but i sure do miss his counsel, his love for me, and many others. He gave me much of my early counsel, and took me to my very first Nav conference in the spring of '71. I met him for the second time in a "divine encounter" and he got me started in the process of being a reproducing disciple of Christ. To this day I can still hear his counsel, instruction, etc and the time we spent together 5 years later at a level two conference in Madison, Wisconsin, where we got reacquainted. I sure do miss him, and will always live in the benefit of all that he taught me. My sincere sympathy to Joy and the family. Blessings on you.
Bo was one of my best friends all through high school in Danville, and was one of the finest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Many memories of our time together have been coming back to me since I learned of his passing. Although he didn't spend a lot of time talking about his faith at school, he certainly lived it on a daily basis. He was kind to everyone, and I can't think of anyone who didn't like and respect him or who ever had anything negative to say about him. He was down-to-earth and very genuine.
I regret that I didn't get to see Bo very often after we graduated and went our separate ways. I'm grateful for the opportunity for one last visit at our 50-year class reunion last September, never dreaming that it was the last one. He seemed healthy and full of life, and I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. This world's loss is Heaven's gain!
I lived with Bo two years at Iowa State where he had a profound impact in my Christian life. He communicated acceptance and love that I had never experienced. Bo and his parents have long been my model of humility, faith, and love. Praise God for his godly life shown to many people. Psalm 116:15
When I think of Bo, I can hear his deep laugh and see his wide smile. Wherever he traveled, he wished to leave the place better by scrubbing pots and sharpening knives. He was - and is - humble, diligent, calm, careful, faithful, and a servant of God and of people.
Bo and Joy were such a blessing in many practical ways when we first joined the team in Indonesia. We are so grateful for his selfless service to us in ways too numerous to count. May his example continue to inspire us and many who he touched.
Humble, kind, and a servant. Bo was blessed with a friendship with God from his childhood and those in his high school at Danville enjoyed his consistent witness of his faith.
Jesus has called your name, Bo but His name for you is My Beloved. No more sorrow, no more pain....You have risen on eagles wings and before Your God fall on your knees......This song was playing on my radio when I went to see Joy after your home going. What comfort to know you are in the arms of Jesus!
30 years ago Joy and Bo welcomed me into their home for a few weeks while I acclimated to Indonesia - a country so vastly different from my own. I remember that first night looking up at the ceiling just above my bed and there was a Gecko - just hanging there looking down at me! I reacted as did the Gecko ... not sure who was the most startled! When I described my harrowing experience the next day, Bo was so calm and reassuring in that soft-spoken voice, "Don't worry, they rarely fall."
I was in Indonesia for just a short time, but throughout Joy's wisdom and Bo's calm spirit made an impact, and I have ever been thankful to God for placing them in my life.
Bo was always the strong one who stood quietly by while you wrestled with your own choices and God. I remember visiting with him after bible studies and he would offer a kind word, silent nod, or scripture. You always knew the size of his heart and strength of his spirit just by being in his presence. He will be deeply missed.
We are so saddened at the loss of Bo. But we know that it is his gain.
Bo had a powerful calmness as he spoke. His broad smile and twinkle in his eye, kept me guessing as to how he would respond to my questions.
He had the ability to express acceptance to the insecure person. His firm faith in Jesus built us up in our faith. His solid love of the Lord and the holy Scriptures hold up a high standard for those of us who are left behind and still running the race that is set before us.
To him I say, "Well done, dear friend, well done."
Bo was a beautiful living example of Grace. He lived graciously and he showed us by example how to leave this world just as graciously and with great peace in his heart. Kelly and I are thankful to have known Bo, and to have been blessed by the knowing. He's truly at "home" now and we'll see him again some day...
Dona and I helped support Bo and Joy in thier mission work but did not really get to know him until we worked together on the farm. What a wonderful Christian man. Bo always related happenings on the farm to the bigger things in God's creation. Bo is with his creator now, but his memory will be with us until we meet up again in heaven. Praise our wonderful God for Bo
Bohlen Thye, a true man of God and, I'm proud to say, my mentor in my walk with God, went to be with Jesus this morning. He was a man of quiet spirit and gentle heart. His impact on my life is immeasurable and my deep love and debt to him is greater than could ever be repaid. He is a man who truly deserves his crown. 2 Timothy 4: 6-8.
From Indonesia, we send our love and sympathy for our losing of pak Bo. We all shocked hearing your news though we already knew his latest condition. Bo was a hand of God for us here. He was always been a humble servant of God, and show God's love in special ways to each person. We belief He is in God's glory now.
Bo was honestly one of the most loving, kind, gentle, Jesus loving men I have ever known in my life. There is no other on earth like him and will never be another. I'm so sorry for your loss, but also rejoicing in KNOWING that he is staring into the face of Jesus right now. I'm positive his old neighbors Mrs. Balmer and Mrs. Shepard were there to greet him with open arms as well! Growing up across the street from him, and your entire family, has brought us so many blessings.
Bo was such a sweet soul, kind to everyone. He was so welcoming to us at church and he always seemed very interested in hearing about our lives, and I believe he genuinely was interested. What a dear Man of God and great example to us.
We are so grateful for having known this man of God, and very saddened at his death.
Bo was so completely in love with Jesus and reliant on Him alone that we were given opportunities to rejoice with him in the times of strength. While Bo's outer body was wasting away, his inner body - his spirit- was getting stronger and stronger. These earthly sufferings are only temporary, but Christ is the conqueror over death.
We are humbled by knowing the depth of commitment Bohlen had for serving Jesus up 'til the end. He finished well.
We are very blessed by (the) Christlikeness that we see in pak Bo's life. In time of suffering and many limitations we saw perseverance, faithfulness, and hope in pak Bo's voice and face.
His response to every difficulty in life is really encouraging and inspiring to us in many situations that God permitted.
We appreciated the way Bo showed the worth of each individual, smiled, quick to ask forgiveness, sensitive, conscious, loved you & your girls, and served so many.
I have such wonderful memories of our times together - he made such an impact and lived a life that was always etched in whoever he met. We send our love and gratitude. We had the honor and privilege to know Bo.
We will remember Bo as having a tremendous heart for ministering to the international community here and across the globe. He was very focused on sharing the gospel. Bo’s gentle spirit is another aspect that will leave an imprint on our memory of him. We praise God for his life on earth and the eternal life he has now entered. We send our love to you all.
We pray for peace and comfort. Bo was a faithful role model who we admired. He will be with us.
It been a privilege for me to have known Bo & [Joy] for 30 years. I greatly appreciated the opportunity to watch Bo live his life as a husband, a father, an employee and as a servant of Christ. Bo’s life and values continue to inspire me, reminding me to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” Phil 3:14
We are so saddened to hear of Bo’s passing & tremendous loss of his presence.
We have always had the very highest respect for him- his walk with God & his words of Godly wisdom.
May you sense clearly the presence of the Everlasting Arms and the help of your Eternal God!
May your strength equal your days (Duet 33:25-29) especially in moments of grief.
What a joyful and playful person! I have many fond memories of BOTH you (Joy) and Bo. I remember you guys telling me you had 25 cents when you got married. Fearlessly in love. Funny when I sold my motorcycle, Bo was bargaining to pay more and I was bargaining to sell for less! Such is the kingdom of heaven! I'm sentimental and so many wonderful memories are coming back to me. Joy, I am praying for the Spirit's comfort and peace, and for healing. Especially for the first year. Yes, I agree Bo will be with us in our memories and as inspiration to live the life worth living in Christ.
We appreciated the way Bo showed the worth of each individual, smiled, quick to ask forgiveness, sensitive and conscientious, loved Joy and his girls, and served so many
Although we've been acquainted with Joy and Bo since our single days, we have enjoyed our visits and heart-to-heart talks at the Labor Day picnics each year -- that's where we got to know them best.
Bo was a man of such warmth and genuine interest in people because he loved our Lord so much and God's people.
Our friendship with you goes back over forty years ago and what precious memories we have of our times together in St. Cloud. I had mentioned to Bo in our emailing that I am still in touch with several people from that era, and they are walking with the Lord and many attribute their solid foundation to the time they spent in Bible Studies and with the Navigator ministry during their days in St. Cloud. Bo's solid, constant, even-keeled leadership gave us all much confidence during those days. We are thankful for his life.
We consider it an honor and a blessing to have Bo and Joy in our care group over the past several years. We're so grateful for the time we spent together in fellowship, prayer, and the study of God's Word. We treasure the insight and lessons we learned through Bo's leadership. He is truly a God-loving, God-fearing, man of god. We will miss him so much during our time together. His smile, love and concern for others, and his prayers will always be remembered.
Bo will always have a special place in our hearts. God used him as a mentor in my life even though I'm not sure we used that word much back then. Bo came home with Cal to the Johannes farm many times while they attended Iowa State. Juanita often refers to Bo as her fourth brother. He was instrumental in encouraging her in walking with God.
We will miss Bo's calm, steady spirit -- always working hands -- genuine interest in people and listening ears. His love of God was evident at all times, good and bad.
He is to be admired for his diligence to do his job well as a testimony to the Lord. After being in ministry full-time, that must have been a faith-filled step. We will miss him.
Bo's love for the Lord was a blessing to all of us. The Thursday book group took time to honor him and reflect, we will miss Bo. At book group, Sunday class or wherever I always listened closely when Bo spoke of the gospel or the Lord.There was always something new to learn.
He will always be remembered as a pillar of good that he sprinkled on everyone in our church.